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Old 03-12-2013, 03:52 AM   #16
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Yeah pretty much. I wish I had a picture, but this lfs in the hood over here had their fishroom in all 60 gallon tanks four high with just a cinder block on each end between them.
Did you just refer to long beach as... "the hood"?

You gotta try coming to El Cajon some time haha.

But that's good to know then! I'm going to start cutting this weekend!
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That's not where I'm at in finances or woodworking yet. I'm building what I can at the time being. It is oak ply, and with oak doors and oak trimwork. so once stained up, it will *appearance wise* look like a solid oak stand.

Even if I did it with all solid oak, no ply or anything, I'd trim it, but that's because I like the look, it looks too plain to me with just flat boards.

If I wanted to do everything, I'd have had to double the costs of this one just in router bits alone.

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My whoops there. You still use plywood for the carcass. Solid wood is too unstable for a cabinet. At least the way it's milled today. You actually build it almost the same way you have. Just the face frame is solid. It hides the edges for you and the grain direction is proper. Anyway, your stand will look good from my house.3000+ miles away:icon_ lol:
BTW if your dad has the tools described you have all the tools you need. Router with a straight bit (for a flat panel with stub tenon doors) along with a cove for decoration, and a radial arm (my favorite)
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My whoops there. You still use plywood for the carcass. Solid wood is too unstable for a cabinet. At least the way it's milled today. You actually build it almost the same way you have. Just the face frame is solid. It hides the edges for you and the grain direction is proper. Anyway, your stand will look good from my house.3000+ miles away:icon_ lol:
BTW if your dad has the tools described you have all the tools you need. Router with a straight bit (for a flat panel with stub tenon doors) along with a cove for decoration, and a radial arm (my favorite)

If you have a radial arm saw, and a table saw, you can make just about anything lol. Radial arm is also my favorite as well, the only limitation is the size of the material you can cut.

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If you have a radial arm saw, and a table saw, you can make just about anything lol. Radial arm is also my favorite as well, the only limitation is the size of the material you can cut.

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Don't care for the table saw myself. My radial arm will cut through a 4 x 4 and rip a sheet of plywood in half. Most of the time I have a 10" blade on it but I do have a 12" for it. And the woodworking show is this weekend. Soooooo what new blade or tool do I want?

OK nothing really. I was grasping here.

But I can't come back empty handed now could I?
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